This Is Not a Pine Tree

Many people refer to all coniferous trees as pine trees and the video addresses that misconception. It details the differences in pines, spruces, firs, and other related trees. Then it shares the family of trees and their branches.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print tree cards and have pupils sort them based on the information learned in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the parts of a tree, the difference between deciduous and coniferous, and how the seeds of coniferous plants vary
  • Most comments contain words not widely accepted in classrooms, so avoid dispalying them when showing the video

  • Uses photographs of trees to illustrate their differences
  • Includes closed captioning in Arabic, Chinese, and English

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